Got an old TV? Recycle it Saturday

Published 5:57 am Wednesday, February 18, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

If you have a printer that no longer works or is taking on the characteristics of a dinosaur, Saturday may be the perfect opportunity to unload that useless junk.
A county wide electronic recycling drive is planned for this weekend with drop-off locations in Brewton, Flomaton and Atmore.
David Stokes, chairman of the Escambia County Commission, said the effort being coordinated through the commission is in response to a need for disposal of televisions.
Stokes said no landfill used by Escambia County takes electronic equipment, including televisions.
Stokes said the county will incur a cost for each television dropped off for recycling Saturday at any of the locations in the county.
Stokes also encouraged those interested in recycling unusable items to consider options before committing to this program.
Brewton area residents will be able to bring electronic equipment to a disposal/recycling location at the former Walmart location on Douglas Avenue. Flomaton area residents may bring accepted items to the Flomaton Fire House on U.S. 31 South near the Hwy. 113 intersection while Atmore residents can take items to the city warehouse behind Atmore City Hall.
Items delivered to the recycling locations must be in clean, recyclable condition, Stokes said.
Acceptable items during the recycling drive are televisions, telephones, microwaves, keyboards, cameras, copiers, vacuums, DVD players, computers, cell phones, speakers, computer mice, projectors, printers, VCRs, hard drives, copiers, LCT and CRT monitors, ink cartridges, remote controls, FAX machines, transformers, HUBs/modems, non-hazardous medical equipment and rechargeable batteries for electronic devices. Items not accepted include refrigerators, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers, household garbage, tires, paint, pesticides, bio-waste, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, mercury containing devices, hazardous chemicals and smoke detectors.
For additional information concerning the Take Pride County Wide recycling efforts, or to volunteer, contact the county’s environmental office at 446-9406.